Duke of Edinburgh missing royals' Christmas Day service
25 December 2011 Last updated at 10:27 GMT
The Royal Family are due to attend church on their Sandringham estate for a Christmas Day service without Prince Philip, who is still in hospital.
Well-wishers are outside the church to greet the royals - including, for the first time, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 90, had a coronary stent fitted on Friday after suffering chest pains.
The BBC's Nicholas Witchell reports.